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olicana29 Nov 2021 12:16 p.m. PST

I've just set up my first historical Peninsular scenario. Obviously I had to tinker with it by making it a 'What if'. Otherwise Vimeiro isn't really a game, IMHO.

Notes, OOBs, and more pics here:



Hope you likey.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2021 1:57 p.m. PST

Great table layout. With all of the restrictive terrain, I would not want to be a cavalry commander!


Mike Petro29 Nov 2021 2:30 p.m. PST

Beautiful board and figs sir!

Even after reading a couple of sources, never really got an answer as to why the French battalions were so massive- some being over 1,200+ men IIRC. What was the reason for this?

olicana29 Nov 2021 7:50 p.m. PST

I don't know why. I suspect they picked up garrisons or suchlike en route, a company here, a company there, and rather than form them into new units, simply attached them to existing formations thus negating the need to find new senior officers, and create new structures, to command them. If it were a temporary measure this would make sense.

cavcrazy29 Nov 2021 7:59 p.m. PST

Great looking figures, terrain, and scenario.

Mike Petro30 Nov 2021 7:58 p.m. PST

That seems feasible….thanks for the insight! I am building up to play the town assault only version, saving space and figures by ignoring the flanking movements. I commend you for getting that part in as well.

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